Note to self: The traditional Yoga practices of relaxation (pratyahara) & meditation (dharana / dhyana) are
NOT about “blissing out” … these
p r a c t i c e s
support us in tuning in … to all the thoughts & feelings
begging for attention … & allow us
s p a c e
to choose what we keep & what we gently say “thank you” to
(those thoughts/feelings that were trying to keep us safe, for example)
& send along its way.
So when you meditate, you’re DOING MEDITATION JUST FINE when thoughts & feelings arise … you’re allowing space for whatever comes up, stuff that may’ve been buried for a while & finally gets listened to … & when it’s hard … WHEN it’s hard, not if … then love on yourself extra that day. You’ve had a breakthrough, & deserve rest, extra care & love.